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Goodbye to bulky piles of swarf! Hydraulic drainage presses are a clean, sustainable and economical solution to professionally dry, dispose of or resell shavings that are produced during machining. The WEIMA C.200 produces discs with a diameter of 200 mm – completely without a failure-prone auger. Chips, which are produced during turning, milling, drilling or other machining operations, are pressed and then transported further into a container with low dripping. The pressed-out cooling lubricants, emulsions or oils can then be returned to the processing machine.
The new chip drainage press compresses metal and plastic swarf. Here it does not matter which kind of shavings are produced. The C.200 compresses all common types of chips into compact discs and separates them from coolants and lubricants.
Chips can be generated from various processes including turning, milling, sawing or drilling. The C Series dewaters and compacts all common metal chips including aluminum, steel, brass, copper, bronze and more. In this way, large piles of chips are turned into compacted discs. Cooling lubricant, oil, emulsion or water can be easily recycled or disposed of.
In order to make installation as convenient as possible, the C series presses are preset and delivered ready for operation as a plug-and-play solution. All that is required for installation is a power connection and the alignment to the up-stream processing machine. If desired, we also offer on-site or remote start-up assistance
Two half shells on the conical discharge pipe, which are closed by disc springs or hydraulically, allow the chips to be pressed into discs with a diameter of 200 mm.
The machine can be easily integrated with existing machinery by the use of height adjustable machine feet allowing the filling height to be individually adjusted.
The press works with a hydraulic ram and due to the large press chamber, does not require a screw conveyor, separate pre-compression or other moving parts. Jamming or bridging are effectively elimi- nated. Impurities or long, tangled chips are simply compressed in the outfeed.
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Chips are fed into the pressing chamber from the chip conveyor via a large funnel. There they are compressed and dewatered using a horizontal press cylinder with press ram. The recovered liquid is collected and filtered in a tray below the press channel. As a result, the cutting fluid can be returned directly to the machine or sent back to a central system for further processing.
Various parameters (e.g. press cycles) can be set quickly via the color display of the built-in PLC control. A simple signal connects the press to the processing machine allowing it to only operate when the chip conveyor is activated.
To minimize down time, precise diagnostic messages are displayed for troubleshooting.
The WEIMA press can also be used for drainage of other solids. Thus, paper, wood or plastic fibers can also be separated from any liquids. Well-compressed discs with a diameter of 200mm are produced.
Using integrated sensors in the feed hopper, the press can function automatically. When a predetermined level in the hopper is reached, the press automatically turns on. To reduce wear and tear on the machine components, the press automatically stops as soon as the hopper level falls below a pre-set level.
The two independently operating press rams of the C.200 Duo can be filled one after the other with the help of a movable diverter plate in the hopper. To reduce downtime, both press chambers can be alternately filled. In the event of a fault, the machine automatically switches to the available press cylinder.